Press release

A grassroots group of island residents, Ocracoke for Justice, plans a peaceful demonstration at 5 p.m. Sunday in solidarity with the recent protests around the nation and world. 

Ocracoke is small and remote but is not removed from the important issues of these times.

The community has responded to national calls for action by organizing events for the Women’s March, March for Our Lives, Moral March, March for Families and Hands Across the Sand. Now we recognize the need to offer our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

 All are welcome to join in the “March for Justice” on Sunday, June 28, beginning at the north end of the village near the entrance to South Point Road and move down Irvin Garrish Highway ending at Community Square.

On the Community Square docks, we will spread out and practice safe social distancing while we hear from local speakers and musicians. Seating will be available at the docks so those who can’t march can join us.

Face masks and extra signs will be available at the beginning of the march for a donation. All donations will be divided among the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (Durham), Carolina Justice Policy Center (Durham) and Democracy North Carolina (Morrisville).

These organizations work with communities of color in North Carolina to support racial and economic justice, promote voter participation, provide education and support legal aid.

Voter registration information and resource lists for other ways to help will be available at the docks. 

Please wear a face mask. We expect all participants to be respectful of Ocracoke people and property.

Ocracoke for Justice is a group of Ocracoke residents committed to issues of Justice including, but not limited to:  Black Lives Matter/Ending Racism; Police Accountability/Community Safety; LGBTQ+, Women’s, Minority, Disability, Indigenous & Immigrant Rights; Immigration Reform/End Family Separation; Voter Registration

Find out more information on the Ocracoke for Justice Facebook or Instagram page, or contact Echo Bennink, 252-921-0119

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  1. The Bobs from Virginia, who love Ocracoke will be with you in spirit. Love to all our Ocracoke friends. Be safe and good for you all!

  2. BLM is nothing more than a hate group that pulls on people’s emotions to manipulate the political environment. They are doing more to divide and cause hate. They have erased decades of progress on ending racism. Carefully read their philosophy. It is a dangerous hate group.

    • ?? The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    • The injustices of the times we are going through are and should be unexceptionable to all Americans who believe in the U S Constitution and our civil rights in this great country of ours. Equality for all. Silence is not an option.
      Together we stand, divided we fall.🇺🇸

  3. Too far to join you on the island but I will join you through prayer (4pm Central time) in the March for Justice. Dios les bendiga, Nina R Skinner

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